No. 67: breast cancer: beyond the awareness

Breast cancer isn’t just a pink ribbon for your awareness month. It’s more than pink-out games and wearing pink cause it’s cool. It’s a very real disease that affects so many people, men and women, around the world.

Facts about Breast Cancer:

1. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime

2. Bigger boobs does not equal having a greater chance of having breast cancer

3. Less than 1% of all breast cancer develops in males

4. It is the most common cancer in America and the UK

Breast cancer has affected people in my family, family friends, teachers, etc. You probably know someone who is battling right now, someone who survived it, or just got diagnosed.

Common treatments for breast cancer include chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, pills, hormone therapy, and targeted treatment.

HOW TO CHECK FOR SIGNS:

Do yourself a favor and check yourself. It’s never a bad idea to check for signs. Breast cancer isn’t a death sentence, it’s a battle that can be won. It doesn’t go away after the awareness month is over. It’s a year round struggle and awareness. Spread the word, spread the love πŸ’—

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